Meeting

GEF's Fifth International Waters Conference Highlights Large Marine Ecosystems Are Warming More Rapidly Than Expected [viewed]

GEF's Fifth International Waters Conference Highlights Large Marine Ecosystems Are Warming More Rapidly Than Expected 27 October 2009: The Fifth GEF Biennial International Waters Conference, co-hosted by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Government of Australia, gathered over 300 of the world's leading water specialists to identify practical measures for coping with climatic variability. The Conference convened from 24-29 October 2009, at the Australian Great Barrier Reef, and featured new research on protecting coral reefs, adapting to the accelerated warming of coastal oceans, and adjusting to the movement of fisheries away from warming, polluted waters.

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UN Regional Commissions Exchange Views on Climate Change Economic Impacts [viewed]

Unga27 October 2009: The UN General Assembly Second Committee (Economic and Financial) held an interactive dialogue with Heads of the UN Regional Commissions on 27 October 2009, on “regional perspectives on the economic impacts of climate change.”

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UN/ISDR Co-Hosts 2009 Stockholm Policy Forum on Climate-Smart Disaster Risk Reduction [viewed]

Un-isdr26 October 2009: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR), the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) co-hosted the 2009 Stockholm Policy Forum on Climate-Smart Disaster Risk Reduction on 26 October 2009.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Carbon Footprint Fact Sheet [viewed]

UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Carbon Footprint Fact Sheet28 October 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a fact sheet on minimizing the Copenhagen footprint. It outlines the steps that the Danish Government is taking to minimize emissions by implementing a range of energy saving measures at the conference site to reach a 20% reduction in CO2 leading up to COP 15.

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IAEA Begins Conference on the Future Role of Nuclear Energy [viewed]

Iaea27 October 2009: More than 260 participants from 54 member States have gathered in Vienna, Austria, to attend an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) conference exploring the role of nuclear energy in the 21st century, especially that of water cooled reactors.

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2011 Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference to Address Green Economy [viewed]

2011 Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference to Address Green Economy27 October 2009: The Seventh “Environment for Europe” Ministerial Conference, to be held in autumn 2011 in Astana, Kazakhstan, will have two themes: “the sustainable management of water and water-related ecosystems” and “greening the economy: mainstreaming the environment into economic development.”

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Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee Publishes Report of 18th Meeting [viewed]

UNFCCC26 October 2009: The Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC) has published the report of its 18th meeting, together with related annexes. JISC 18 took place from 22-23 October 2009, in Bonn, Germany, to consider matters relating to the operation of Joint Implementation (JI).

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UNEP Finance Initiative 2009 Global Roundtable Launches CDM Report [viewed]

© UNEP26 October 2009: The UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) convened its 2009 Global Roundtable in Cape Town, South Africa, from 22-23 October 2009. The meeting explored ways to achieve sustainable financial markets and economies and launched several reports.

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Global Legislators Organization Sets Priorities for National Climate Laws [viewed]

© GLOBE26 October 2009: National legislators from developed and developing countries agreed on key guiding principles for domestic climate change legislation during a Forum organized by GLOBE (Global Legislators Organization) and the Danish Government on 24-25 October 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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UNESCO to Consider Preparing a Universal Declaration of Ethical Principles Related to Climate Change [viewed]

© UNESCO23 October 2009: The 35th Session of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) General Conference convened at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France, from 6-23 October 2009. A key climate-related outcome was in the field of social and human sciences, where the Conference requested an examination of the advisability of preparing a draft universal declaration of ethical principles in relation to climate change.

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